Week 10: Still More Fussiness

He’s now 2 months and 6 days old so he’s really only been home for 6 weeks. Somehow it feels like it’s been a long time. Today, we brought him back to KK hospital for his eye review again and he passed the test! It’s not a test exactly but I just feel like every examination is a checklist of things to check off to reassure me that he’ll grow just like any normal full term baby. His cranial ultrasound was normal as well so this is a great relief. So now, he only has a regular review in 2 months time with the PD at KKH. The last visit, he was still anemic and had jaundice, though I’m not sure if the anemia is due to the possibility that he has thalassemia minor just like Johnny.

He’s been a fussy baby every evening from 8pm all the way till 12 midnight. He’ll cry unless carried and refuse to fall asleep. It’s a bit of a struggle and quite tiring to have to carry him around. And by carry around, I mean walking around while hopping/swaying/patting him. He’ll get upset if you sit down while carrying him and most of the time, even if he falls asleep in our arms, he’ll wake up once you put him down. I think my arms muscles are definitely improving but I won’t be surprised if I suffer from carpal tunnel instead.

I’ve tried putting him in the baby carrier but the weather’s been hot recently so he continues to struggle inside. He seems to really sensitive to heat so we’ve resorted to turning on the aircon every night. Today, perhaps because of the eye examination where the doctor had him held down and his eyes pried open, he’s been extra fussy even in the afternoon. Perhaps that is his “revenge” for letting him suffer and cry his little heart out=[ Let’s hope that it means he’ll sleep better tonight.

I was reading through the forums and most babies around his age are already sleeping through the night or at least longer hours. Premature babies apparently take longer to do that. So looks like we won’t get any reprieve from having panda eyes any time soon. I certainly hope that by March when Johnny has to go for reservist, his sleeping habits will improve or I will probably drop dead for those two weeks >_<

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